What does an electrocardiograph technician do?

Electrocardiograph (EKG or ECG) technicians operate equipment that measures, monitors, and graphically traces the electrical activity of the heart. Physicians use the graph (electrocardiogram/EKG/ECG) to diagnose and monitor patients’ heart problems.

What might an electrocardiograph technician do in a workday?

With additional on-the-job training and experience, EKG technicians may move to positions that perform some or all of the following:

How much does an electrocardiograph technician earn?

How do I become an electrocardiograph technician?

Students intending to pursue a career as an electrocardiograph technician should take challenging high school courses in science, math, and computer technology.

The minimum educational requirement for electrocardiograph technicians is high school graduation or its equivalent, along with supervised on-the-job training, usually lasting eight to 16 weeks. Specialized training requires 12 to 24 months.

Where else can I learn about becoming an electrocardiograph technician?

The American Society of Echocardiography
2100 Gateway Centre Boulevard, Suite 310 / Morrisville, NC 27560
tel:  (919) 861-5574 / web:

Educational Institutions in Virginia for Electrocardiograph Technicians: